What are Pain Management Injections?

Are you tired of missing out on your regular activities due to chronic pain? Pain management injections may offer the relief you are looking for. What are pain management injections? This pain injection procedure involves using a small needle precisely placed in specific areas of your spine and joints to inject steroids or other anesthetics to relieve pain.

Types of Pain Management Injection Procedures

Direct Imaging Yakima offers a variety of therapeutic injection procedures to address the type of pain you are enduring, including:

  • Epidural injections
  • Facet injections
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Hip injections
  • Sacroiliac injections
  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections

Anesthetics may be used for immediate pain reduction, alone, or in combination with steroids for long-term relief.

What Happens During the Pain Management Injection Procedure?

Our technicians know it’s natural to be a little nervous, especially for your first pain management injection. You can count on us to always take the time to answer your questions and concerns before your procedure. During your procedure, you will lay on your stomach or back, depending on the area being injected. We then cleanse the area and apply a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort.

Fluoroscopic imaging, which is similar to an X-ray, is used in real-time to observe the location of the needle. A contrasting material is then injected to verify exact placement. You may experience slight pressure during the injection, which will gradually fade a short time after the procedure. This process allows for 100% certainty of the placement of the therapeutic injection at the precise point for maximum relief. When viewing the affected area with the camera, it may also be possible to uncover new information about your condition or the source of your pain.

The injection process itself typically takes just 5-10 minutes from start to finish. Our patients are often pleasantly surprised at the ease of the procedure and the effectiveness of the treatment. Rest assured, our professional, caring staff is with you, talking you through the process. Before you know it, the injection is done.

What to Expect After Pain Management Injections

After your injection, you will stay for a short observation period in our Yakima office. Be prepared to take it easy after you leave. Avoid driving, strenuous activity, and alcohol for the rest of the day. By the following day, it is safe to resume normal activities. Be aware, you may experience soreness at the insertion site for a few days after treatment, which can be relieved with ice.

Uncover what pain management injections can do for your quality of life. Contact Direct Imaging of Yakima at 509-902-8857 to schedule a consultation. We are proud to provide fast, affordable service for patients in Yakima, including Cowiche, Ellensburg, Kittitas, Naches, Selah, Sunnyside, Toppenish, and Wapato, WA. Avoid expensive hospital services and long commutes into Seattle, Tacoma, or Spokane. Learn more about our pain management services today.

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